Creator

Date Original

1939-2000

Description

This collection contains letters, cards, business papers, church bulletins, sermons, obituaries, and educational and employment records dating from 1939-2000.

Biographical/Historical Note

Randolph McDonald Smith was born December 3, 1922, at Jacinto, Dallas County, Arkansas. He was educated in public schools at Jacinto, Sparkman, and Princeton, all in Dallas County, and obtained a Bachelor of Arts from Ouachita Baptist College, and a Master of Arts from George Peabody College for Teachers in Nashville, Tennessee. Smith became a Baptist minister in 1939, and held pastorates, taught school, and engaged in various business enterprises. He raised money to purchase the land for Central Baptist College in Conway and was first dean. Smith married Bonnie Jo Brandon of Center Point, Howard County, Arkansas, on August 15, 1953. They had three children: Marion, Linda (Krutza), Mollie (Morgan), and Robyn. Randolph Smith died in Mountain Home, Arkansas, on December 8, 2000, and was buried in Kirby's Tucker Memorial Cemetery in Gassville, Arkansas.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000340

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Randolph M. Smith papers, MS.000340

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Randolph M. Smith papers, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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